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Conversations with locals

A few of us walked home from Centraal tonight--a meandering stroll through Amsterdam's neighborhoods to enjoy the midweek pulse of the city. Along the way we met this adorable puppers and her owners on a stoop across the street from the Singel canal.

Dutch yorkie

I find people in Amsterdam to be easy to engage in conversation. This couple, while not Dutch, was no exception. In idle chat while dusk approached we learned that he travels frequently to Jakarta, she is Canadian and spent some time as a child in Tacoma, WA, and that Amsterdam feels the safest place in all of their world travels. They were delighted by the Almond Roca I gave them, a treat I carry with me when I travel.

We also received sage advice from the man: "The spacecake goes down well with breakfast."


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